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Kendall Simmons

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acornwebworks (Kendall Simmons) says...

So you think that keeping certain people from purchasing guns won't change anything? Or that, say, banning bump stocks won't change anything?

We're not expecting perfection, Jim. Just hoping for logical improvements.

On Editorial: It’s time to talk about guns

Posted 12 November 2017, 12:53 p.m. Suggest removal

acornwebworks (Kendall Simmons) says...

In other words, your "meaningful and Constitutional solution" is actually to do nothing.

On Editorial: It’s time to talk about guns

Posted 12 November 2017, 12:46 p.m. Suggest removal

acornwebworks (Kendall Simmons) says...

My point of view is please don't use the phrase "mentally ill people". I mean, if you break your leg, do you expect people to call you a broken-legged person? Of course not. So why would you emphasize the illness when it comes to a mental illness???

On Letter to the editor: Use the right word

Posted 11 November 2017, 2:30 p.m. Suggest removal

acornwebworks (Kendall Simmons) says...

At least not decent-paying ones. And, nope, $8.50 an hour is NOT a decent-paying job.

On Letter to the editor: Tearing safety net

Posted 11 November 2017, 2:15 p.m. Suggest removal

acornwebworks (Kendall Simmons) says...

Exactly *why* do you think that voting for question 3 "will create a well-supervised fund dedicated to get people into homes they can afford, either as renters or owners"???

In case you hadn't noticed, most of our tax dollars go for...oh, say...giving Bob Schumm $1 million in exchange for a 600 (or less) square foot one bedroom condo that will sell for $95,000. Affordable??? Oh. And folks like Schumm getting tax subsidies are supposed to provide 10% affordable housing. Just how is 1 out of 12 units 10%???

And why do you mention a "well-supervised fund" (like we've allegedly had for other things for years???) but fail to mention the non-existent affordable housing plan?

Vote *NO* on question 3!!!

Wait till we see an actual plan for how we intend to create actual, affordable housing. After all, we don't have to make a decision this election. Don't get suckered yet again.

On Letter to the editor: Support housing

Posted 3 November 2017, 8:16 a.m. Suggest removal

acornwebworks (Kendall Simmons) says...

Why do we need "recreational trails" when we have countless neighborhoods with sidewalks we can walk on? Get out. Meet your neighbors. See what's going on in *your* neighborhood.

acornwebworks (Kendall Simmons) says...

Sorry, Dorothy, but WHAT "nice roads"? And how is charging poor people money they can't afford "helping" them? And keeping more cars off the roads with public transport? I sure would like to see an actual survey on that here in Lawrence. How many people don't drive because of the buses...and how much it costs us all. (I have a sneaking suspicion that those out-of-towners don't use our buses except to go to sporting events.)

On Letter to the editor: Sales tax trick

Posted 31 October 2017, 11:21 a.m. Suggest removal

acornwebworks (Kendall Simmons) says...

Including continue it for low-income people who have to give up 10% of their purchasing power for...what? I know a number of people who can't afford to take the bus because they don't have that extra 10%. (And, no, being poor does NOT automatically get you free bus passes because there's a limit to them.)

Oh, and why should low income (or any of us) people have to pay for recreational trails? These folks walk just about everywhere anyway. And if you want to talk a walk for exercise? Walk on a sidewalk your neighbor (or you) paid for.

On Letter to the editor: Sales tax trick

Posted 31 October 2017, 11:18 a.m. Suggest removal

acornwebworks (Kendall Simmons) says...

And while you're bringing the comics back, get rid of prince valiant!!!

My god. I thought we were rid of him decades ago. I hated the strip as a kid. I'm 72 now, and hate it even more.

On Letter to the editor: More laughter

Posted 29 October 2017, 11 a.m. Suggest removal

acornwebworks (Kendall Simmons) says...

Really? The boom is about to be lowered? And "Clinton Cash" is, as far as you're concerned, factually accurate? Wow. Just wow.

On Letter to the editor: Worse than enemy

Posted 28 October 2017, 1:07 p.m. Suggest removal

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